17 Cinco de Mayo Drinks That Are Easy to Make at Home (and Aren't All Margaritas)

We’re ready to fiestaaaaa. (*Said in Kristen Wiig Bridesmaids voice*) But seriously, Cinco de Mayo is around the corner. To get in the mood, swoon over the following 17 festive sips, then make them come May 5.

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Zesty Lime Mojitos

Large-batch cocktails mean you’re not stuck playing bartender all night.

Pink Señorita

With grapefruit and cranberry juices and simple syrup, this drink is the perfect mix of sweet and sour.

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We couldn’t decide which to drink, so we combined them. (And it’s surprisingly tasty.) 

Watermelon Tequila Slush

Aka what we want to drink from now until September.

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Rum-spiked Horchata

These are just as delicious without the alcohol, in case you were wondering.

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Pineapple Paloma

We like to think of this as Reese Witherspoon in cocktail form: sweet, bright and effervescent.

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Cucumber Agua Fresca

These are alcohol-free, but a splash of vodka would never hurt our feelings.

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Prickly Pear Mezcal Mule

Don’t be fooled by the hot pink—these have a nice little kick of jalapeño.

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White Sangria With Peaches And Berries

There’s fruit in, so you can drink it before noon. 

Classic Margaritas

If you’re looking for something a bit more traditional.